I have a very long story like I am sure many of you do, for 10 years almost suffered with a very painful bladder disease called IC. I am now almost 36 years old (tomorrow). When I first got sick, I was VERY sick, I mean tons of pain in bladder, joint pain, food allergies, and many symptoms. I was on disability and could not work, I was a mess. For years I went on tons of different supplements, doctors, treatments, NAET, acupuncture, I even tried urine therapy, I was desperate. I even came across TMS a few years ago, and Abigail Stiedly blog (she claims she got cured from IC and other things with mind body tools). I got into it for a few months, even got diagnosed by a TMS doctor, but I just could not wrap my brain around the fact that all this could be mind body. I eventually found NAET allergy elimination and Ozone therapy to give me a lot of relief. It’s interesting because ozone puts oxygen into your bladder. Now I understand TMS causes oxygen deprivation. It really helped and I am grateful, but symptoms where returning, though not as strong as before, but the last few months had a few days they were very strong again. I started looking into TMS again and got out Sarno and Steves book and I it was making more and more sense. Now I truly do believe it and I can now determine 100% my symptoms will pop up due to emotions or repression or during times of perceived stress, which is often throughout day. I also now have tons of food reactions with my bladder which I now believe to be an association I got myself into.. created my own food bladder allergies. There is a LOT more to this story but I had to come on here because I have had a few major ah ha moments as I connect my pain to my mental and emotional state, I am AMAZED, and I really do think this is it. Now, my symptoms are moving everywhere! For days I have had neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, and arm pain. Never had these symptoms before. This is crazy! I want to heal and I am determined but I have had a lot of trauma in childhood I am concerned this is negative energy that just won’t leave my body. I have started journaling. I have the book Unlearn your pain and Sarnos books, I do think I will need more then just believing this to release it all, I have a lot of pent up anger from my past, trauma ect. Anyway I think it’s amazing I am getting all these new symptoms! I am simply amazed our bodies do this to us! I DO believe I have a bad infection that would not clear in my bladder causing IC for many years because an oxygen starved environment is a breading ground for bad bacteria and my body WAS out of balance do to TMS. I see a direct correlation now though with my pain and my stress, I also suffer from anxiety and depression on and off. I have made myself believe for so many years it was my diet! Anyway I am here to stay now.